1994 Chevrolet Cavalier User Reviews

1994 Chevrolet Cavalier Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 32 reviews

  • Performance:3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars 3.3 / 5
  • Appearance:3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars 3.1 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Overall: 3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 18 reviews
"ride" 12 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"speed" 4 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
CONS
"power" 5 reviews
"doors" 3 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
"seat" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 32 1994 Chevrolet Cavalier reviews.

Tina writes:
1994 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Wagon Review
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3

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Good on gas . Millage is good for old car .

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Some parts are rusting out . Has dint on one side .

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Nice Old Car — All things considering this car has been able to bring me many places . It is 20 years old and if fixed up nice probably could bring more years .It has a nice back for family . For camping and more .I have been up to VT and other states with this car .

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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David writes:
1994 Chevrolet Cavalier RS Review
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5

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Cheap gas and parts, runs forever, So ugly it's pretty

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So ugly it's pretty, the automatic trans is only 3 speed. Beware of rust on the bottom of the doors

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I Loved To Hate It While I Owned It, But Now I Realize I Really Loved It — Really great car. Mine lasted up to 277k before I got t-boned, and it was still running really well. It's 2.2 4 cyl was easy on gas and had enough pep to get the car moving, but it was certainly nothing fast. The 3 speed automatic trans left something to be desired (for example, another gear) and was swapped out at ~250k because first gear was slipping badly. A common problem with these cars is that when at an idle the engine can shake quite a bit, but that's more of an annoyance than a problem. I realize it's far from good-looking, but I gave it 5 stars for appearance just because I loved the ugliness so much. The ugliness is to be embraced! The body on mine was still in decent shape, but it is common for the bottoms of the doors to rust out like crazy, especially on the 4 door. Another great thing about this car: It'll go anywhere. I even took it on ATV trails to get to a campsite. It is also REDICULOUSLY easy to install aftermarket electronics in (eg stereo system)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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kimberlyessmyth writes:
1994 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 Convertible Review
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Great deal

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Needs a fuel pump

kimberlyessmyth
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Z24 — The car has power, the looks and style are good, low maintenance, the back seats are small for adults, great breaks, handles well in all conditions, front seats are comfortable, extremely reliable, good for a young family with small children, or no children because of the back seats, fuel economy is good, about 30 hwy, price is right, fun, easy and safe to drive, overall great deal!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Kyle writes:
1994 Chevrolet Cavalier VL Coupe Review
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it was just a fun car

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i wish it was in better condition

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Great Car For Any One — all in all i was $500 into this car bought it for $100 had to do some fixing but personally i think this must have been the best car i ever owned..it ran like a champ i was getting around 35mpg.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jenifer writes:
1994 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 Coupe Review
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the car drives like a dream, loves to go fast, or slow... and it is even better then my 81 Cutlass ss on gas and cornering... even cool enough for a mom but big enough for 4

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i guess the back seat sucks from what i hear... not much room.. loves to nickle and dime me in odd parts that go out...

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Better Then My Cutlass..and Nothing Has Ever Been Better Then My Cutlass — The car is not something that is easy to fix if you need to pull a dent because you hit something, but it is quick and is okay to use for 4 ppl to go for a drive in. I had a new engine put in but i would not travel with a family due to leg room..

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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blackmomba writes:
1994 Chevrolet Cavalier RS Review
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Wow look at that beauty. Dat base be so loud!

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It is a little low on the luxry scale, and also the performance scale. But this car has charisma and charm.

blackmomba
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2500 — Its a solid ride with more of a 90's look to it. I love driving it, every single day. The color is beautiful, sure to catch the eye. Also the subs on my car bump to the nth degree. They will rock your soul to the core. And all thanks to the car's design and how the sound waves bounce off of the frame.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jared writes:
1994 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 Coupe Review
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Its my only car lol.

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the only thing that sucks on my car is that its a 2 seater.

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Bottom Line My Car Is My Project As Well As A Daily Driver. — Its a good lil car doesnt do to bad on gas mine has a body kit and a wing, it has a 3 1/2 inch tip on the exhaust lowered about an inch other than that the only other addition is my intake.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Denver writes:
1994 Chevrolet Cavalier VL Review
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Gas milage maybe?

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It's not the 2-door coupe.

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If Your Going With This Year, Make Sure To Get The 2-door Model... Exterior Is More Visul Appealing. — What else is there to say other than the visual appearence it's basically the same car as the 2000 model, well the handling wasn't as tight and wasn't lower to the ground like the 2000. Interior wasn't as... appealing as it was more so in the 2000 model.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ryan writes:
1994 Chevrolet Cavalier RS Coupe Review
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Ran a long time, Got me around, cheap on fuel

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Ugly as sin, pretty basic, eventually i killed it

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Solid Old Beast — This car was a tank. It had 250 odd k on it when I bought it for 600 bucks from my brother. It lasted for another 50k before it dropped a piece of spark plug into a cylinder, then becoming a 3cyl.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jeffrey writes:
1994 Chevrolet Cavalier VL Coupe Review
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Well-built, ran good, mechanically sound

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Had problems with oil leaks and overheating

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The Little 4-cylinder That Could! — It was a mediocre car, what else can I say? It drove well, when it worked. It's a good little 4-banger for gas-saving reasons, and it would serve as a good 1st driver car. Was it great to drive? No, but it did get from point A to point B.

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